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  • Heavy metal, Middle Eastern band of brothers!
    Interfaith

    Heavy metal, Middle Eastern band of brothers!

    We’re constantly bombarded by implicit and explicit images of the relationship that Jews and Muslims supposedly have in today’s world. We are bombarded with the cliched reminder that we “used to get along” but recently have become enemies. We’ve almost become used to it, accepted it as some sort of reality. And, ironically, all these

  • MVPR peace mission to America
    Interfaith

    MVPR peace mission to America

    This MVPR mission was successful beyond our expectations. And it was your help that made this mission possible. Your continued support of MVPR mission work will help our teams visit other parts of the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia as we share the good news of Islam. Please give generously, and pray regularly for

  • England’s growing Islamic awakening
    Better Muslim

    England’s growing Islamic awakening

    England’s growing Islamic awakening Visitors read information board about Muslims in Britain during an open day at Finsbury Mosque in London. Photography: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images Islam becoming the dominant faith in England O’Neill’s Pub now occupies the former Muswell Hill Presbyterian Church in North London. The church closed for lack of interest and contributions. Recently I had

  • Muslim Refugees Face Love and Hate
    Peacemaking

    Muslim Refugees Face Love and Hate

    Refugee Crisis and European Response More than 1.3 million refugees had crossed into Europe by March, 2016. They came by land and sea. This influx of refugees sparked a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the millions of arrivals. It created division in the European Union over how to best deal with resettling people. While

  • A Muslim voice for peace
    News

    A Muslim voice for peace

    MVPR announced in Washington, DC Muslim Voice for Peace & Reconciliation (MVPR) made its debut on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, at a luncheon on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. “This was the public announcement of our human rights work,” says Samuel Shropshire, MVPR founder. “I am grateful for the advice and encouragement of all who attended.”

  • Myanmar and the Rohingya genocide
    Peacemaking

    Myanmar and the Rohingya genocide

    My interest and travel to Myanmar It was through my close friendShafik Zubir, the mu’adhin (“caller to prayer”) at Taqwa Mosque in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that I gained a strong interest in the fate of the millions of Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar (formerly Burma). Shafik’s parents immigrated from Myanmar to Saudi Arabia in 1985. Shafik and his

  • Visiting the King Abdullah Interfaith Center
    Interfaith

    Visiting the King Abdullah Interfaith Center

    The King Abdullah Interfaith Center, Vienna, Austria It was my privilege to meet the first of September with Fahad Abualnasr, chief of staff, of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID)in Vienna, Austria. KAICIID was founded to enable, empower and encourage dialogue among followers of different faiths and cultures around

  • My life-changing visit to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Museum and Park
    Interfaith

    My life-changing visit to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Museum and Park

    Last updated 3 November 2014, 4:02 AM… Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombed On August 6, 1945, 8:15 AM, after 44 months of increasingly brutal fighting in the Pacific, the Enola Gay, an American B-29 bomber loaded with a devastating new weapon, appeared in the sky over Hiroshima, Japan. Minutes later, that new weapon—a bomb that released its

  • False Stories About Muslims Fuel Hate Crimes & Prejudice
    Islam

    False Stories About Muslims Fuel Hate Crimes & Prejudice

    In the past week, three pieces about Islamophobia in the UK caught our attention. They underscore the depth of anti-Muslim prejudice in British society, and point to some of the reasons behind it. On Tuesday, The Guardian reported that a study conducted by the charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) revealed that more than one-third of schoolchildren in the UK believe

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Message from MVPR director

Our goal is to reach the largest possible world audience with relevant up-to-date information about human rights violations (Muslims and peoples of other faiths) around the globe. Also, to recruit volunteers (members) to implement grassroots campaigns in the US and other nations; lobbying US, other states and the United Nations on behalf of persecuted/repressed groups.